UK has claimed that visa changes would not affect majority of India citizens

April 07, 2016
Dispelling the concerns of India citizens over the latest changes in visa regulations, the Government of  UK told that 35,000 income threshold need for Tier 2 job visas would not affect a vast majority of professionals from India.

According to the Immigration Minister James Brokenshire, this regulation change would not affect the majority of professionals from India who does job or who are looking to work in the UK as previous year around 89% of job visas were granted to Indian citizens were paths that are not affected by the 35,000 revenue threshold.

UK has claimed that visa changes would not affect majority of India citizens

He also said that the changes by the UK government to its Tier 2 job visas are intended to make sure that the businesses are able to lure the skilled individuals they require. 

The changes to visa rules would not affect the Indian professionals who are working in an occupation which is of PhD level and those working in an occupation which is listed in the shortage Occupations such as nurses.

As per the statistics from the National Statistics Office of the UK, around 55,589 Tier 2 visas were cleared last year and out of which 78% (31,058) were Indians who were issued this visa.

UK officials has also indicated that the Indian citizens who visit the UK to do work through  Tier 2 Intra firm Company Transfer (ICT) path that do not lead to ILR will not be affected by the changes which are being enforced from today onwards.

The employers are aware of such changes since the year 2011 and it would impact those who came on Tier 2 visa after April 2011.

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